We love all people – the whole family and all generations.
Where it all began…
In 1990, Clive Buck together with his wife Laurene and their children sensed the call of God to step out in faith as a family to lead a new church plant at Maryborough under the auspices of the local Bendigo Assembly of God Church.
Families start arriving
Within months local families from around the Maryborough area began to join Clive and Laurene.
Around the same time Matt & Sam Dehaan moved to Maryborough with their two kids and began serving in the church.
Church launches a new mission
[Detail coming soon]
Maryborough AOG is renamed as Genesis Church
In 2011 Maryborough Assemblies of God changed its name to Genesis Church.
Celebrating a great legacy and beginning a new era
After 26 years of faithful service, Clive Buck passed the baton to Melbourne-based Pastor James ‘Jim’ McMillan.
When Jim was called he was serving with Open Doors Australia. Jim has had over 30 years’ experience in Christian ministry and mission serving in a variety of roles including senior pastoral leadership, mission, mentoring and governance roles.
Genesis Church Launches Ballarat Campus
In 2018 the church begun its Ballarat campus.
Genesis Church Launches Online
In 2019 Genesis Church launched its new website and online giving service.
In 2020 with the onset of Covid it also launched its “online” church services and zoom events helping people stay safe during the pandemic.
While this took some time to get use to many people became familiar with technology to connect with others.
Pastor Jim McMillan said, “Our natural deep longing is to meet and worship face to face. But we understand the days in which we live.” further saying, “Like the persecuted church our relationship with Jesus survives any oppression. We are just so blessed that we can use technology to stay connected to one-another!”